fighter controller

fighter controller

A generic term for controllers of fighter aircraft, such as tactical air controllers and air defense controllers. The latter is the most common meaning.
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And retired RAF fighter controller Freddie Wimbledon reports on a 1956 incident at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk.
On the other hand, to apply for a job as a Fighter Controller you need five GCSEs/SCEs to include English language and maths and two A-Levels (or 3 Highers or equivalent).
Now the 35-year-old graduate is a fighter controller on HMS Invincible, responsible for guiding Harrier jets toward the enemy.
Accordingly, arrangements were made whereby a fighter controller (Jagdleit Offizier, or Jlo), based on the relative positions of the enemy aircraft and the night fighter on a plotting table, could transmit radio commands to the pilot, thereby guiding him to the enemy aircraft.
They offered me a job as a fighter controller or air traffic controller, but it had always been my ambition to one day fly a plane.
They offered me a job as a fighter controller or air traffic controller but it had always been my ambition to one day fly a plane.
One of Dragon s fighter controllers, Lieutenant Francis Heritage, said:
Our Fighter Controllers spent 360 hours controlling 14 different types of aircraft from a number of Nato countries.
The major highlight of the exercise is large no of aircraft operating together and against each other in limited time and space putting the skills of the pilots and the fighter controllers to test.
Currently, the RAF are looking for people to train as technicians, chefs and suppliers, communications specialists, fighter controllers gunners, administrators, nurses and many more.
As well as acting as the national centre for training fighter controllers, the station also plays a crucial role in protecting UK airspace and provides lifesaving search and rescue cover for the whole of the region and its coastline.
Currently, DID provides simulation training tools for NATO Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) fighter controllers.